Who is the author’s alter-ego and what is she like? (2 to 3 sentences)

  1. Who is the author’s alter-ego and what is she like? (2 to 3 sentences)
  2. In her chapter on grocery shopping titled “Field Greens,” Martinez describes grocery shopping as “high stakes gambling?” Why does she do that? What about grocery shopping is like “high stakes gambling?” (4 to 6 sentences)
  3. What is her opinion on charity and helping the homeless? Why does she have that opinion? (3 to 5 sentences)
  4. Who is Norty? How does he help the author? (2 sentences)
  5. What are the author’s opinions regarding the different possible identity labels for Latino/a? Discuss. What does she like to use and why? (4 to 6 sentences)
  6. Given the book as a whole, what do you think her stance on religion is? How does she feel about Catholicism? Explain your answer. (5 to 8 sentences)

from the book confessions of a berlitz-tape chicana by demetria Martinez page 3-136

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